FOOD FOR KIDS

Dr Margo Wootan: 'I’m not saying parents are not responsible for their children’s eating patterns, but we need to stop pretending that the answer is just that parents need to grow a backbone and say no...'

'In the US we have this view of what ‘kid food’ is, which is very different from what it is in other countries ...'

FOOD FOR KIDS: We're making progress, but the kids’ menu in many leading restaurant chains remains a ‘nutritional disaster,’ says the CSPI

By Elaine Watson

It’s time to stop blaming parents and accept that the food environment has to change if we are going to improve kids’ diets, says CSPI VP nutrition Dr Margo Wootan, who told delegates at the FoodNavigator-USA FOOD FOR KIDS summit that trying to ensure...

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Tyson Foods on the six trends shaping the future of food

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Food and beverage products that communicate a clear functional health benefit, sustainability story, explore alternative protein sources, or leverage technology to shorten the distance between a recipe and finished meal, are just some of the trends to...

FOOD FOR KIDS: A chat with child nutritionists

FOOD FOR KIDS: A chat with child nutritionists

By Mary Ellen Shoup

With kids spending so much of their day in school while also being heavily influenced by their parents' eating habits, how can we get kids to make healthy food and beverage choices?

Ahead of the FOOD FOR KIDS summit, we catch up with one of the speakers Jennifer Chow, co-founder of Nurture Life, to talk about the challenges and opportunities in kids food.

FOOD FOR KIDS: Sitting down with Nurture Life

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The ideal situation for families with young children is a sit-down dinner seven days a week, but in many cases that's just not realistic, says co-founder of Nurture Life Jennifer Chow.

Juicy Juice path to growth will be through better-for-you new production introductions, says CMO Ilene Bergenfeld.

Juicy Juice evolves to meet parents’ concerns about sugar

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Parents are monitoring sugar content in their kids’ food and beverage products more closely than ever, presenting traditional ‘kid-friendly’ categories such as juice with an opportunity to create more low- to no-sugar options.

GoGo SqueeZ BlastZ pouches are available in 4‐packs (MSRP $2.99 to $3.49).

GoGo SqueeZ targets tweens with new BlastZ fruit pouches

By Elaine Watson

BlastZ - the latest innovation from GoGo squeeZ – is designed to attract new consumers to the burgeoning fruit squeezers category by appealing to kids that have outgrown apple sauce but are still looking for a convenient fruit snack, says associate brand...

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

By Elizabeth Crawford

Thousands of anecdotal reports collected by the Center For Science in the Public Interest and others correlating artificial dyes, such as Red 40, with behavior problems have prompted some parents to seek naturally colored products – many of which fall...

Manufactured by Australian company Freedom Foods, Messy Monkeys is set to make its US launch.

Messy Monkeys balances nutrition with affordability for US launch

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Finding nutrient-dense snacks becomes more of a challenge for moms once they exit the baby aisle and right around the time 'picky-eater syndrome' sets in. To fill this gap, Messy Monkeys is positioning itself as an affordable and healthy snack...

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